The Depoliticisation of Greece’s Public Revenue Administration

Radical Change and the Limits of Conditionality

  • Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos
  • Argyris Passas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Argyris Passas
    Pages 1-33
  3. Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Argyris Passas
    Pages 35-57
  4. Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Argyris Passas
    Pages 59-77
  5. Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Argyris Passas
    Pages 79-108
  6. Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Argyris Passas
    Pages 109-146
  7. Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Argyris Passas
    Pages 147-157
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 159-163

About this book


This book analyses the reform of Greece’s public revenue administration promoted by its international lenders under the successive bailout agreements put in place since 2010. In particular, it shows how an integral part of the finance ministry was converted into an independent agency operating largely outside the direct control of the finance minister. The authors focus on the implementation of this major reform and demonstrate the impact of domestic decisions on the increasing specificity of the international lenders’ demands and the concomitant lack of confidence in the Greek political élite’s commitment to the reform package.

This book helps readers understand the response to the eurozone crisis (especially, the conditionality of funding), Greece’s reform capacity with a focus on its tax administration, and the expansion of the scope of non-majoritarian institutions in Western democracies.


Conditionality Public revenue administration Greece European Union Eurozone crisis QUANGOs Non-majotarian institutions Tax collection Finance ministry Public finance Greek debt crisis Europeanisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos
    • 1
  • Argyris Passas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of International European and Area StudiesPanteion University of Social and Political SciencesAthensGreece

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